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Entry from January 09, 2019
Kaya Toast

"Kaya toast” is a popular snack in Singapore and Malaysia. At breakfast, kaya toast is often served with soft-boiled eggs and coffee or tea.

Kaya (sweet coconut and egg custard jam)” was printed in the book Streets of Old Chinatown, Singapore (1990) by Sumiko Tan. “Kaya toast always tastes very nice” was printed in the book Nearest Available Chick Syndrome (1999) by Amos Kwok.

The newsgroup singaporefoodies explained on September 22, 2012:

“Kaya is basically a bread spread, made of eggs, sugar, coconut milk and pandan extract (some pressed the extract from the fresh leaves that were cooked ).”


Wikipedia: Kaya toast
Kaya toast is a well-known snack in Singapore and Malaysia. Kaya toast is prepared with kaya (coconut jam), a topping of sugar, coconut milk and eggs, pandan, and sometimes margarine or butter. Kaya is generally served on toast, and also sometimes on crackers. It is considered a breakfast staple, and remains popular in Singapore. The dish is sometimes dipped into soft-boiled egg with a little dark soy sauce and white pepper.

Singaporeans and Malaysians often consume this food with a cup of tea or coffee, which has merited the snack’s inclusion in many coffee houses.

Google Books
Streets of Old Chinatown, Singapore
By Sumiko Tan
Page Media
1990
Pg. 11:
Kopi tiam food has a steaming hot noodles are strong following among the local popular in this coffeeshop, and staple fare includes warm buttered toast spread thickly with kaya (sweet coconut and egg custard jam), ...

Google Books
Nearest Available Chick Syndrome
By Amos Kwok
Singapore: Federal Publications
1999
Pg. 163:
“Kaya toast always tastes very nice.”

Google Groups: jaring.general
STS : Shaping the nation over kopi and kaya toast
Yap Yok Foo
3/5/01
From The Singapore Straits Times
5th March 2001
Shaping the nation over kopi and kaya toast
Called Knowledge Kopitiam, discussion sessions aim to stir up brainwaves in an informal and familiar atmosphere
By Steve Dawson
SINGAPORE’S coffee shops have traditionally been meeting places for people brewing ideas over endless beverages.

Fresh ideas over a kopitiam cuppa is what Mr Ong (left) and Mr Yaacob wanted from participants yesterday.—LIANHE ZAOBAO

So some 100 people got together yesterday at a coffee-shop-type setting to generate constructive ideas that may effect public policy.

Policy-makers were among the guests who debated a variety of issues over coffee, tea, kaya toast and soft-boiled eggs.

Twitter
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@simonleung
singaporean style soft boiled eggs and kaya toast are da bomb diggity!
11:34 PM - 19 Jun 2008

Google Books
Culture and Customs of Singapore and Malaysia
By Jaime Koh, Stephanie Ho and Lee-Ling Ho
Greenwood Press
2009
Pg. 124:
The traditional breakfast served is typically coffee with a pair of soft-boiled eggs and kaya toast. The kaya toast consists of two slices of charcoal-toasted bread bonded by a thick spread of butter and kaya (coconut jam flavored with pandan leaves).

Google Groups: singaporefoodies
kaya
Ingredients Guide - everything Asian
Jestie
9/22/12
Kaya toast used to be the breakfast staple of the average Singaporean, but nowadays, eating Kaya toast has become something of a communal must-do activity. After lunch and in the evenings, office workers flock to coffee shops all over Singapore to gossip over a cup of coffee and some kaya toast.
(...)
Kaya is basically a bread spread, made of eggs, sugar, coconut milk and pandan extract (some pressed the extract from the fresh leaves that were cooked ).Like how others would spread peanut butter, strawberry jam or marmalade on their bread/toast. However most Singaporeans would agree that kaya is best savored on freshly toasted bread, onto which a generous amount of kaya will be slathered, along with a thin slice of cold butter to add richness.

Eater
Kaya Toast and White Coffee at a Tiny Malaysian Cafe
You need coconut jam in your life
by Eater Video and VoxMediaUser3565261 May 12, 2016, 11:01am EDT
This week on Cooking in America, host Pelin Keskin visits Kopitiam, a small space with counter service in New York City’s Chinatown neighborhood serving Malaysian dishes and drinks in the Panang tradition.
(...)
Many of the savory recipes are her father’s, a chef himself in Malaysia, and the sweet ones her mother’s: highlights include Penang white coffee, made with powdered milk, and thickly sliced kaya toast, spread with coconut jam.

The Best Singapore
THE 5 BEST KAYA TOAST IN SINGAPORE
Eat & Drink | September 24, 2017
Want to have breakfast like a Singaporean while you are in our Lion city? Choose kaya toast.

Kaya toast is toasted bread filled with butter and kaya, a jam made from eggs, sugar, coconut milk and pandan leaves. The dish flavors will be enhanced when matched with half-boiled eggs, and hot tea or black coffee.

These days, Kaya Toast is considered as not only a national breakfast dish but also a popular snack that delights tea breaks of office workers and recharges tired shoppers after a long shopping tour.

Twitter
HansBingSG
@bingbinggsu
#TMRseenzone #rxgreets @Markkistroem @chicogarcia @hazelhottie Hi,from SG..Most of our visitors who came here dont like d kaya toast set as it comes w/soft boiled eggs.They prefer french toast set..We so like it though. How’bout u guys,do u like soft-boiled eggs? Tara, let’s eat
7:26 PM - 8 Jan 2019 from East Region, Singapore

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